Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dudgeon, P., Carlin, E., Kate Derry, K., Alexi, J,. Mitchell, M., & Agung-Igusti, R. (2023) BMJ Open

ABSTRACT

The delivery of services to improve Aboriginal health and well-being must centre culture and integrate a social and emotional well-being understanding and approaches. These approaches are essential in increasing access to, and engagement with, health services, as well as ensuring culturally safe, person-centred and community-centred care. This study will evaluate the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia’s social and emotional well-being model of service being piloted in five Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across five of Western Australia’s regions. The model of service includes the establishment of interdisciplinary social and emotional well-being teams and a four-pillar approach to service delivery.